The Government of Liberia has distanced itself from ongoing post electoral violence in neighboring Cote D’lvoire in the wake of Saturday’s Polls.
The situation has already led a few thousands of Ivoirians to seek refuge in Liberia and other neighboring countries, evoking memories of the 2010 electoral violence in that country.
In a statement issued by the government Monday, a country with recent ugly history with Cote D’Ivoire reminded all Ivoirians of the consequences of resorting to violence as a means of resolving their differences.
The government says it firmly backs regional and international efforts aimed at finding a lasting solution to the political situation, and will do nothing to undermine the security of a friendly neighbor – as has been insinuated on social media.
The statement also quotes President George Weah of reminding detractors who wish to use the situation in Cote D’lvoire to score political capital at the expense of Liberia, that he has cordial relationship with all the major Ivorian political actors – including the opposition and ruling parties.
He said Liberia has absolutely no involvement in the political affairs of Cote D’lvoire, The President said he strongly detests any suggestion that which runs contrary to Liberia’s sole desire of having peace in the region
He said lessons from our recent history has taught us enough that no country in the Mano River Basin is safe when another is engulfed with conflict.